Here at Retrofied we’re huge retro nostalgia fans, which means we know a lot about the pop culture of the ’80s and ’90s. We figure if you’re reading our quarterly magazine, then you probably do too. Whether it’s movies, music, sports, toys, TV, or more, there’s something to test your mettle in our retro trivia quiz below. If you enjoy this quiz, check back regularly for new trivia and join our Discord to chat and play #RetroTrivia along with us live every other Friday night at 10PM ET.
#1. In 1985, the Chicago Bears drafted Clemson University defensive lineman William Perry. What was his nickname?
#2. Which Huey Lewis & the News album was released most recently?
#3. Which original Mortal Kombat character was NOT included on the Nintendo GameBoy release?
#4. Which of the following could you NOT find in your bowl of Lucky Charms breakfast cereal in the '80s?
#5. Which company used this imagery in their ads promoting their hi-fidelity product?
#6. Who was NOT a 'We Are the World' singer?
#7. The Simpsons debuted on December 17, 1989 and the show is still going strong. How many SEASONS of The Simpsons are there as of May 2021?
#8. In May 2021, which sitcom star donned their TV show costume for the first time in years in order to promote a new brand of recreational marijuana?
#9. Which furry pop culture creation was recently discovered to have been designed with a floppy, fur-covered penis?
#10. Which popular '80s product mascot was called out of retirement in May 2021 for a new commercial?
#11. Which 'Saturday Night Live' cast member was NOT part of the cast of the 1993 movie 'Coneheads?'
#12. Physical, the new Apple TV+ show about a woman's journey as a workout instructor will debut this June. Which celebrity below has NEVER released a workout VHS tape?
#13. Before Topps rebooted the series in 2003, how many ORIGINAL series of 'Garbage Pail Kids' cards were released?
#14. This popular meme is inescapable on social media April 30th. On which N*sync album did the original song, "It's Gonna Be Me" appear?
#15. In 'Jem and the Holograms', what was the name of Jem's alter ego?
#16. Hard to believe it's been 30 years since these were released, but which movie was the top-grossing movie of 1991?
#17. ABC's Friday night programming block, "TGIF," debuted in 1989. Which one of these TV shows was NOT one of the original shows to air upon launch?
#18. Which video rental chain was founded first?
#19. Which R.L. Stine book series was announced as a movie trilogy to be released by Netflix in summer 2021?
#20. What was this called?
#21. Which of the following female celebrities was NOT part of the 'All-New Mickey Mouse Club'?
#22. What's the name of this fun, funky '90s design aesthetic created by Gina Ekiss?
#23. Only one of these popular shopping mall destinations was still operating as recently as 2021. Which one?
As of May 2021, there were six Suncoast Motion Picture Company stores still in operation.
#24. Early gamers also experienced their own virtual realities thanks to a MUD? What is a MUD?
#25. In addition to dysentery, you could die by the following methods in the computer game 'Oregon Trail' EXCEPT:
#26. The rebooted 'MacGyver' has announced it will end after the 2021 season. What 'Happy Days' cast member was the executive producer for the OG 'MacGyver?'
#27. Which iconic '80s baseball player did NOT have a killer mustache?
#28. What's the name of the fictional town used as a setting of most John Hughes films?
#29. Did you know this famous Lost Boys movie poster is actually a painting? Artist John Alvin also painted many other famous movie posters including all the following EXCEPT:
#30. Blaze, Viper, Nitro, and Laser are all names of what?
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